Audio is meant to be listened to — so you will feel the need for more accessible audio controls.

Check out these Mac Menu Bar Audio Apps:

Ears

Ears

Quickly change your Mac’s sound output/input via the menu bar. Ears is Intel and Apple Silicon compatible and requires macOS Big Sur or Monterey.

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AudioSwitcher

audio switcher

Do you have multiple sound devices attached to your Mac and want to be able to switch between them without having to use System Preferences? AudioSwitcher allows you to switch quickly between all available input and output devices.

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AirBuddy

AirBuddy

With AirBuddy, you can open your AirPods case next to your Mac and see the current status right away, just like how it works on your iPhone. The menu bar gives you an overview of all of your nearby devices.

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Mauno

Mauno

Mauno is a menu bar app that allows you to quickly switch audio from Stereo to Mono (really useful for those one-sided YouTube videos).

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